Budapest (Feb. 10)
The appeasing comments of the government coalition party have avoided a cabinet crisis that was expected as a result of the Christian Economic party’s attitude toward Minister of Education, Count Kuna Klebelsberg’s speech against numerus clausus.
Simultaneously with the softening words of the government party, the official government news agency published a warning that the continuation of similar debates on Jewish matters at the present time, when Hungary is engaged in negotiations for a foreign loan, will endanger the most important problems of the national life. The statement also points out that such side-leaps make impossible the internal political collaboration of the government majority parties.
The Klebelsberg speech and its accompanying political reverberations, had a parliamentary epilogue today when the Jewish deputy Gal reproached the members of the Christian Economic party who caused the issue. He declared that their policy of Christ was unworthy because Christianity was identified with peace and love for all while they preached sectional hatred. The government parties and Dr. Joseph Vass, leader of the Christian Economic party, listened in silence, while the entire opposition cheered and acclaimed the Jewish speaker.